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Cheri Savini is a ten year Real Estate Agent and just won the award for Best of Trulia'Top Agent Award--CONGRATS!! She is primarily a listing agent and works on an official team with Debbie her Buyer's Agent/Partner. Out of 100 agents in her office, Cheri is #2 in Production! I enjoyed a wonderfu...
Started my Team Meeting and Monday Morning with this quote that I think speaks volumes. Our plan didn't quite work last year, so we changed it and so far, we have seen great results. Here is to another week of GREAT SUCCESS!!
Buying vs. Renting Comparison The chart below shows a cost comparison for a renter and a homeowner over a seven year period. The renter starts out paying $800 per month with annual increases of 5% The homeowner purchases a home for $110,000 and pays a monthly mortgage of $1,000. After 6 years, th...
Well, I choose Brandon Patton because we both list HUD homes. Brandon was a bit shocked by my call because he doesn't even recall having a profile on activerain muchless blogging. He is the designated broker with six realtors under him. He has been in real estate for five years. Perhaps my call ...
Since I apparently got on some sort of Tammy kick, I decided to switch it up. I called Brian Petrelli because I thought we shared a common link of listing HUD homes and both have a MBA and a GRI designation. However, Brian's team doesn't list them but they sale a ton of them! Brian has a mega te...
When calling Tammy Lankford, I met an information filled ambassador. She actually helped me solve a technical I was having by giving me the "go to" person. Tammy is very rooted in her community. Her family has nine generations buried in their local cemetary. She has been on activerain since 2009...
I called Tammie White; however, I just heard her sweet voicemail. But, much to my dismay, this very kind ambassador called back quickly. Tammie is currently in tranisition and working as an assistant to her husband, POOR THING!!! lol She definitely isn't going to be in those shoes long. She has b...
The benefits of regularly changing the heating and air-conditioning filters are obvious to homeowners; the real challenge is creating a system to make sure it gets done. A reasonable schedule would be to replace it with a new one-inch pleated filter every 60-90 days. Households with shedding pe...
Not many buyers have assumed a mortgage in the past 25 years. Most people think it was because FHA and VA in the late 80’s began to require that buyers qualify for the assumptions. Not having to qualify for a mortgage would certainly benefit certain buyers. If a homeowner must qualify for an ass...
2015 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for Acadiana & Surrounding Areas Mardi Gras is coming early this year on Feb. 17th! Mardi Gras which is French for "Fat Tuesday" refers to the practice of the last day of indulging in rich foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In Acadiana, tradition...